Aging Like Sea Glass

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I have bad news folks…we are all getting older! Have you ever considered how you want to age as you get older? Will you be someone who finishes your life bitter and crass? Will you be an individual full of regret of the things that you COULD have accomplished? Or will you be gratified and content knowing that you met all of your life’s goals and dreams?

How will you allow your experiences and happenings in your life shape you as the years go on?

I recently found the following poem that I think is a beautiful illustration of someone who has a fantastic goal of the kind of life that they would like to have. I hope that it encourages you.


Sea Glass

I want to age like sea glass.

Smoothed by the tides

But not broken.


I want my hard edges to soften.

I want to ride the waves

and go with the flow.


I want to catch a wave

and let it carry me

to where I belong.


I want to be picked up

and held gently by

those who delight in my

well earned patina and

appreciate the changes I went

through to achieve that beauty.


I want to enjoy the journey

and always remember that if

you give the ocean something

breakable it will turn it into

something beautiful.

I want to age like sea glass.


~ Author Unknown


Author Unknown

  8 comments for “Aging Like Sea Glass

  1. July 2, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Lovely poem , and I find myself relating to it at my advanced age. There are still some edges to be smoothed and some more waves to ride in on, but it has been a great journey.

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  2. July 2, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Beautiful poem Coach 🙂
    I’m grateful for every day I’m given and try to live life as positive as possible. Find something beautiful every day and something to be grateful for. And you?

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    • July 2, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      I try to do that several times each and every day!! There is simply simply things to be thankful for my friend. Have a wonderful and smile 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. July 2, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Reblogged this on My Good Time Stories and commented:

    ***RE-POST*** A post that will certainly make your day 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. July 2, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Your post was so timely, and an amazing synchronicity for me! Just a few short hours ago, I was thinking about myself as a child collecting sea glass from the ocean, while at the same time, wondering where my life should be going now as I approach 60, The beautiful poem was like an answer to my question – and something to ponder further! Thank you!

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    • July 2, 2019 at 10:22 pm

      It never ceases to amaze me how things work out and happen. I am so glad that the post was so timely and encouraged you!

      Liked by 1 person

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